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: News Briefing

News. weather, papers and sport

: Farming Week

Presented from the South West by DAVID BUTLER
A regional view of farmIng in the week ahead Producer SARAH PITT BBC Bristol
6.25 Shipping forecast long wave only


Unknown: David Butler

: Today

Presented by John Timpson with MARGARET HOWARD including at
6.45* Pruyer for the Day
7.0. 8.0 Today's News Read by JOHN MARSH
7.30, 8.30 News headlines
7.45* Thought for the Day


Presented By: John Timpson
Unknown: Margaret Howard
Unknown: Leslie Stokes
Read By: John Marsh

: TheWeekon4

A look ahead with Moira Stuart


Unknown: Moira Stuart

: John Ebdon

continues his search In the BBC Sound Archives.

: News

: Start the Week with Richard Baker

Studio guests join Mavis Nicholson, Kenneth Robinson and Fritz Spiegl for an unpredictable 55 minutes of argument, humour and some music. all of which is intended to start your week off in fine style.
Kenneth Robinson's Preview: page 21


Presenter: Richard Baker
Unknown: Mavis Nicholson
Unknown: Kenneth Robinson
Unknown: Fritz Spiegl
Producer: Ian R. Gardhouse

: News

: Wildlife

: Daily Service

NEM, 67; As pants the hart for cooling streams
(BBC HB 451); Psalm 119 pt S; Matthew 13, vv 10-
23 (AV); God of mercy,
God of grace (BBC HB 455)

: Morning Story

Night Ferry by PAUL TITCnMARSH
Read by Nigel Lambert
"We had to get away from him," the woman said suddenly, and I was homesick. This is a homecoming. I have to go home."'


Read By: Nigel Lambert
Producer: Mitch Raper

: Roger Cook Reports

DeLorean's BeliastGomble
American millionaire
John Zachary DeLorean 's dream is to build exotic sports cars. The British Government has given him £52-million of the taxpayers-money to make his dream come true in Belfast.
It's claimed the venture will create 2.000 jobs In an area of chronic unemployment. But some motor industry experts say the plan is doomed to failure and even the company admit it Is high-risk venture.
Roger Cook investigates this huge business gamble at the taxpayers' expense and asks, can DeLorean make the project work, or are the odds simply too high?


Unknown: John Zachary Delorean
Unknown: Roger Cook
Unknown: Debbie Christie
Producer: John Smithson

: Listen with Mother

Story: The Coal Hanger by TRIKA ROCKET

: News

: You and Yours

Presenters Sue Cook and George Luce
News, views and advice for the home and family. Including MARGARET KOR-VING'S World of Work with Ideas on careers and training and a selection of current job vacancies around the country. Editor JOHN TURTLE


Presenters: Sue Cook
Presenters: George Luce

: Brain of Britain 1979

A nationwide general knowledge contest In which listeners compete to become this year's Brain of Britain.
Chairman Robert BobinsoB 21: Second Round Midlands
PETER HERMAN, SChOOl-master (Birmingham); JENNY graves , landscape architect (Herefordshire); RICHARD CUMBERLAND, pharmacist i Nottinghamshire); PETER TURTON , sales representative (Birmingham)
Including Beat the Brains, in which listeners put their own questidhs to the contestants.
Devised by JOHN P. WYNN Questions set by IAN GILLIES and JOANCLARI Producer RICHARD EDIS
(Repeated: Thurs 8.30 pm)
12.55 Weather: programme news: long wave only


Unknown: Robert Bobinsob
Unknown: Jenny Graves
Unknown: Peter Turton
Unknown: John P. Wynn
Unknown: Ian Gillies
Producer: Richard Edis

: The World at One: News

Presenter Brian Wldlake Editor DEREK LEWIS


Presenter: Brian Wldlake
Editor: Derek Lewis

: The Archers

1.55 Shipping forecast long wave only

: News

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Sue MacGregor
On the Yacu Patu to Iquitos: SANDRA CLARK has been talking to ANNA LEWINGTON about her travels in South America. Talking Point: opinions and ideas....
Public Face, Private Philosophy: JONATHAN KING.
Bilingual Children: Maman, or do I say Mummy? JILL BURRIDGE finds out the problems of bringing up children bllingually.
Bel Ria by SHEILA BURNFORD abridged in ten parts by BA MASON


Introduced By: Sue MacGregor
Unknown: Yacu Patu
Unknown: Sandra Clark
Unknown: Anna Lewington
Unknown: Jonathan King.
Unknown: Jill Burridge
Unknown: Bel Ria
Read By: Nigel Graham
Editor: Wyn Knowles

: News

: Afternoon Theatre

My Name Is Ltnda ... by BETTY PAUL


Unknown: Betty Paul

: Story Time: Augustus Carp Esq by Himself, Being the Autobiography of a Really Good Man

abridged in ten parts by Ronald Bancroft
Read by Kenneth Williams(1)
"On every ground I am an unflinching opponent of sin. I have continually rebuked it in others. I have strictly refrained from it in myself. And for that reason alone. I have deemed it incumbent upon me to issue this volume...'
BBC Bristol


Abridged by: Ronald Bancroft
Reader: Kenneth Williams
Producer: Pamela Howe

: PM

with Gordon Clough and Joan Bakewell Editor DEREK LEWIS
5.50 Shipping forecast long wave only
5.55 Weather; programme news


Unknown: Gordon Clough
Unknown: Joan Bakewell
Editor: Derek Lewis

: The Six O'Clock News

including Financial Report

: I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue

Once again Tim Brooke -Taylor, Graeme Garden , Barry Cryer and William Rushton play a set of absurd games that are largely unsuitable for radio.
Humphrey Lyttelton sits in judgment
Colin Sell provides the odd bursts of music
(Repeated: Wed 12.27 pm)


Unknown: Tim Brooke
Unknown: Graeme Garden
Unknown: Barry Cryer
Unknown: William Rushton
Unknown: Humphrey Lyttelton
Producer: Geoffrey Perkins

: News

: The Archers

(Repeated: Tues 1.40 pm)

: From Our Own Correspondent

BBC Correspondents throughout the world talk about the countries they work in - the politics and the people.

: The Monday Play

The Ambassadors by HENRY JAMES adapted for radio in two parts by D. G. BRIDSON Part 2 with
Lewis Lambert Strether. sent to Paris by Mrs New some to fetch her son Chad back to Massachusetts. has wavered in his delicate mission.
Strether is learning to be young again and to open up to experience. But the imperious Mrs Newsome is determined that her son must be freed from the woman who has entrapped him and must return home as soon as possible.
Shesendsoutanew 'ambassador': Chad's sister, Sarah Pocock , accompanied by her husband.
' Let aU the Pococks arrive and do their worst! ' Chad Newsome assures the innocent Strether. and Strether is only too aware that they will.
Directed by DAVID SPENSER (Repeated: Sun 2.30 pm)


Unknown: Henry James
Unknown: D. G. Bridson
Unknown: Lewis Lambert Strether.
Unknown: Mrs New
Unknown: Mrs Newsome
Unknown: Sarah Pocock
Unknown: Chad Newsome
Directed By: David Spenser
Lewis Lambert Strether: Robert Beatty
Maria Gostrey: Prunella Scales
Marie de Vionnet: Sarah Badel
Christopher Good: Chand Newsome
Waymarsh: Robert Henderson
Sarah Pocock: Jane Knowles
Jim Pocock: Christopher Muncke
Mamie Pocock: Janene Possell
John Bilham: Blain Fairman
Jane Barrace: Carole Boyd
Hostess: Hilda Xriseman
Waiter: Jonathan Scott

: Many Happy Returns

In a series of eight programmes June Knox-Mawer asks travellers and travel-writers about the place, the book and the music to which, given the chance, they return most often.
Today's suest: author and traveller, Geoffrey Moorhouse
(Nextprogramme: 30July)


Unknown: Geoffrey Moorhouse
Producer: Peter Estall

: Kaleidoscope

A nightly review of books, films, plays, broadcasting, music and exhibitions. Presenter Tony Palmer Producer chris SWANN


Presenter: Tony Palmer
Producer: Chris Swann

: Weather

: The World Tonight: News

Douglas Stuart reporting with voices and opinions from around the world. .Editor ALASTAIR OSBORNE


Unknown: Douglas Stuart
Editor: Alastair Osborne

: Conversation Piece

'I do find that life improves. Each day seems to be really more interesting and more exciting than the last. I think I'm one of the luckiest people there is.'
Sue MacGregor talks to the conductor Ravmond Leppard about his life and work.
Producer GILLIAN HUSH BBC Manchester


Conductor: Ravmond Leppard

: A Book at Bedtime

Mr Norrls Changes Trains by CHRISTOPHER ISHERWOOD abridged in 15 parts by DAVID H. GODFREY
Read by ROBERT POWELL (8) long wave only


Unknown: Christopher Isherwood
Unknown: David H. Godfrey
Read By: Robert Powell

: The Financial World Tonight

long wave only

: News

Weather report; forecast followed by an interlude

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